Meno a Kwena
Amongst the glitzy 5 star offerings Botswana is famous for, Meno a Kwena has barefoot bohemian luxe down to a T. With eight vintage-style tents perched thrillingly on the edge of a rocky clifftop, the views of the Boteti River and accompanying menagerie of animals are can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it gorgeous. Further afield, the activities are brilliant and very varied with game drives, scenic flights and quad biking on offer in three pristine wildlife sanctuaries. And all this is combined with Meno’s inherent passion for the bush, wildlife and community development, which just makes us love it even more.
At the lodge
Meno is a camp of comfort, authentic character and seriously good service and boy do they do them all well. The canvas lounge and dining tents are full of quirky artefacts and there’s always someone on hand to pour you a drink. For wildlife watching, there are plenty of comfy chairs, a Flintstone-style rock swimming pool and a floating hide. It’s also one of the lowest impact camps in Bots, powered entirely by solar with bread cooked in tin boxes over the fire.
Eight charming Meru-style tents are hidden away in the bushes above the river to allow view-gazing in total privacy and although rustic, have everything you might need (and a few eccentric touches!). The tents themselves are quite small but the large outside verandas almost double the space - who wants to be inside with that view anyway? Bathrooms are en-suite with flushing loos and copper-bucket showers with hot water on request.
Game drives vary from short sorties in the local area to full day trips in the Mkgadikigadi (accessed via a boat across the river), Nxai Pans and the Central Kalahari. You certainly aren’t restricted to being in a vehicle from dawn till dusk however and there are scenic flights, walks with the bushmen, sleepouts, quad biking and stargazing all on offer. It does pay to make a plan to squeeze in everything you would like to so do chat to us before you depart.